The Grand Hotel is Grand, but if you stay here you could be in for a shock.
The Grand has a lovely entrance, bars and restaurant areas. All decked out nicely, in a manner thay you might expect. First impressions are good. Comfy chairs, a bit of marble, some mahogony. This is all nice but you don't sleep in these areas. On the website and trip advisor you will see some loveley rooms, and i've no doubt they are available. So what does the standard traveller get for his £100 a night? Not much, let me tell you. Some double rooms measure just 11x10 foot, with the bed against the wall.( go to room 109, management). A small dressing table, tiny alcove in the wall for a wardrobe, as any other furniture would not fit. Terrible beds and pillows, worse than a travel lodge. Decor out of an old peoples home. The Hotel Inspector would love this place. So maybe it was just unlucky if you get this broomcupboard. Room 231, maybe will proove better value for £100. Barely. Slightly bigger. Bed not against wall which is a good start. Old crt tv with broken aerial point. No plug for kettle, has to be on bedside table. Dark. No better decor. Flowery Curtains useless as the wall is at an angle. Again terrible pillows and matress, but this time with an awfully squeaky bed to wake you up at a slight movement. Wow, were not doing well so far. Maybe breakfast will make up for it? Cereal & croissants very nice. You can order a "full" english (which came out cold) or wait endlessly for a round of toast. Or get up for 7am for breakfast before anyone else is there, which seems the most pleasant option.
Oh there is another thing to do with the food, it could make you feel unwell. Is it a coincidence that 10 poeple we stayed with all got the tom trotts? Children, oap's and adults not immune. Is it the cleanliness of the kitchen? Does the chef wash his hands? I've no idea but its not right and not acceptable from any hotel with the word "Grand" in the title.
You see the thing is I dont mind spending good money on good things. But for value, service and enjoyment, this hotel leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Tynemouth